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The Personalization of Campaigns: Nonverbal Cues in Presidential Debates  

Erik P. Bucy and Patrick Stewart

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Aug 2018
Nonverbal cues are important elements of persuasive communication whose influence in political debates are receiving renewed attention. Recent advances in political debate research have ... More

Don't Expose Yourself: Discretionary Exposure to Political Information  

Gaurav Sood and Yphtach Lelkes

The news media have been disrupted. Broadcasting has given way to narrowcasting, editorial control to control by “friends” and personalization algorithms, and a few reputable producers to ... More

Politicians with Disabilities: Challenges and Choices  

Sally Friedman and Richard K. Scotch

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Dec 2017
Persons with disabilities make up a large and significant segment of the American public; however, Americans with disabilities have rarely been considered an important political ... More

Racial Priming with Implicit and Explicit Messages  

Michael Tesler

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May 2017
An expansive body of research known as racial priming consistently shows that media and campaign content can make racial attitudes more important factors in Americans’ political ... More

Expectancy Theory and the Election of Judges: Do Judicial Campaigns Really Stink?  

Michael J. Nelson and James L. Gibson

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Jan 2017
Even though most judges in the United States stand for election in the context of strong normative objections to the practice of electing judges, political scientists have produced a ... More

Partisan Media and Polarization: Challenges for Future Work  

Matthew Levendusky

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Jan 2017
Four potential mechanisms explore the linkages between partian media outlets and attitudinal polarization, as well as discusses how such outlets cause polarization and influence American ... More

The Content and Effect of Political Advertising in U.S. Campaigns  

Matthew P. Motta and Erika Franklin Fowler

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Dec 2016
Political advertising, especially negative advertising, is a prominent feature of contemporary political campaigns in the United States. Campaigns use advertising strategically to persuade ... More

A Revisionist Perspective on Framing Effects  

Jiawei Liu and Dietram A. Scheufele

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Nov 2016
There is a dichotomy in framing research that can be traced back to its multidisciplinary origins in psychology and sociology. Definitions of framing rooted in psychology are concerned ... More

The Effects of Negative Advertising  

Conor M. Dowling and Yanna Krupnikov

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Nov 2016
Since the 1960s there has been an increase in the amount of negative advertising in American campaigns. Although only 10% of advertisements aired in the 1960 campaign were negative, in the ... More

Going Public and Presidential Leadership  

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha

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Nov 2016
Going public is the preeminent governing strategy of modern presidents. When presidents go public, they attempt to influence the decisions, actions, and opinions of others through ... More

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